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  • Software

    Some SAP users remain unhappy with pricier Enterprise Support

    SAP is struggling to convince some customers that a pricier support service it introduced several years ago provides additional value compared to the standard support option.

  • Social Networking

    Twitter reports a rise in government data requests

    The number of government requests worldwide seeking Twitter users' data, or the removal of content, increased during the first half of 2014.

  • Software

    Report: CIA improperly accessed Senate computers

    An internal CIA investigation has determined its employees improperly accessed computers used by the Senate Intelligence Committee while it was working on a report about the agency's post-9/11 detention and interrogation program, according to a report by McClatchy.

  • Software

    HP gives OpenVMS new life

    Hewlett-Packard has changed its direction on OpenVMS, giving the operating system -- and users -- something of a reprieve.

  • Mobile

    French carrier Iliad offers to buy T-Mobile US

    French mobile operator Iliad has offered to buy T-Mobile US, the fourth-largest U.S. cellular carrier, in a bid that could complicated an offer reportedly in the works at Sprint.

  • Networking

    CISOs still struggle for respect from peers

    Chief information security officers (CISOs) continue to have a hard time gaining the respect of other C-suite executives despite the heightened focus overall on information security.

  • Software

    PHP gets a formal specification, at last

    Despite becoming one of the most widely used programming languages on the Web, PHP didn't have a formal specification -- until now.

  • Industrial

    University researchers develop glasses-free display

    Fumbling around for your near-vision glasses to read the tablet screen? University researchers may have come up with a way to alleviate that problem.

  • Mobile

    Qi wireless charging spec gets more flexibility with distance extension

    The Qi wireless charging spec added a resonance extension to its existing induction spec, meaning enabled mobile devices can be charged more than an inch away from the pad.

  • Software

    SAP ties up with Apigee for API management

    SAP will resell software from Apigee in a move to help customers and partners build mobile applications, products and services that securely tap data from SAP systems.

  • Grid & Cloud Computing

    Oracle buys TOA Technologies in strike against Salesforce.com

    Oracle is fleshing out its family of cloud applications and taking a competitive step against the likes of Salesforce.com with the acquisition of TOA Technologies, maker of software for companies centered around field services. Terms were not disclosed.

  • Security

    Tor hints at possible U.S. government involvement in recent attack

    Hackers attacked the infrastructure of Tor, the anonymizing service, earlier this month in an incident that may have compromised a number of hidden services, according to an announcement posted today by the Tor Project's director, Roger Dingledine.

  • Networking

    25G driving Ethernet switch market to $25B

    The impending arrival of 25G will help drive the Layer 2-3 Ethernet switch market to approach $25 billion in 2018, according to Dell'Oro Group.

  • Privacy

    Great privacy essay: Fourth Amendment Doctrine in the Era of Total Surveillance

    When you signed up with your ISP, or with a wireless carrier for mobile devices, if you gave it any thought at all when you signed your name on the contract, you likely didn't expect your activities to be a secret, or to be anonymous, but how about at least some degree of private? Is that reasonable? No, as the law currently suggests that as a subscriber, you "volunteer" your personal information to be shared with third-parties. Perhaps not the content of your communications, but the transactional information that tells things like times, places, phone numbers, or addresses; transactional data that paints a very clear picture of your life and for which no warrant is required.

  • Security

    IBM buys access control and identity management firm CrossIdeas

    IBM has added to its security software portfolio with the purchase of Italian access control and identity management firm CrossIdeas for an undisclosed sum, the companies said Thursday.

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